2D Shape Painting Activity

Kids will love creating patterns using shape stamps made from toilet roll tubes. This 2D shape painting activity can be used to help toddlers and preschoolers learn their shapes and colours or to make colourful gift wrap, greeting cards or wall art. 


2D shape painting activity for toddlers and preschoolers. Learn shapes and colours using shape stamps made from toilet roll tubes. An easy DIY gift wrap idea for kids.

Are you looking for more shape activity idea? You could make shape bird feeders, paint with shape cookie cutters or make fairy houses with shape windows. 



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2D shape painting activity for toddlers and preschoolers. Learn shapes and colours using shape stamps made from toilet roll tubes. An easy DIY gift wrap idea for kids.


Toilet roll shape stamps


To make the shape stamps fold the toilet roll tubes into your desired shapes. We made a circle, square, triangle and heart stamp.

The circle is easy to make as the toilet roll tube can be left as it is! To make the square flatten the toilet roll tube, open it up and then flatten it the other way. You should have created a square. 


To make the heart stamp flatten the toilet roll tube and then tuck one of the folded edges into the centre of the tube to create the curved part of the heart. A little tape holds it in place. For the triangle create three folds around the tube.

2D shape painting activity for toddlers and preschoolers. Learn shapes and colours using shape stamps made from toilet roll tubes. An easy DIY gift wrap idea for kids.

Once you have made your shape stamps squirt some paint onto plates. We used red, blue, green and yellow paint. We matched the paints to the colours of the plates and then added one shape stamp to each of the plates of paint. 


2D shape painting activity for toddlers and preschoolers. Learn shapes and colours using shape stamps made from toilet roll tubes. An easy DIY gift wrap idea for kids.


2D shape painting activity 


Invite your toddler or preschooler to use the stampers and make shape prints on a large sheet of paper. Talk about the colours and shapes they are printing.

2D shape painting activity for toddlers and preschoolers. Learn shapes and colours using shape stamps made from toilet roll tubes. An easy DIY gift wrap idea for kids.


Daisy started very carefully printing each shape and making sure that each shape stamp went back into the correct colour paint. She loved naming the colours and shapes as she painted. 


2D shape painting activity for toddlers and preschoolers. Learn shapes and colours using shape stamps made from toilet roll tubes. An easy DIY gift wrap idea for kids.

After a while she decided to mix the shapes and colours up a little. 


2D shape painting activity for toddlers and preschoolers. Learn shapes and colours using shape stamps made from toilet roll tubes. An easy DIY gift wrap idea for kids.

As always our painting activity ended with a bit of hand painting. 
2D shape painting activity for toddlers and preschoolers. Learn shapes and colours using shape stamps made from toilet roll tubes. An easy DIY gift wrap idea for kids.

Daisy was delighted with her green painting! 
2D shape painting activity for toddlers and preschoolers. Learn shapes and colours using shape stamps made from toilet roll tubes. An easy DIY gift wrap idea for kids.

This shape activity is totally about the process rather than the end product, but you could make some great gift wrap using the shape stampers. 


2D shape painting activity for toddlers and preschoolers. Learn shapes and colours using shape stamps made from toilet roll tubes. An easy DIY gift wrap idea for kids.

You could use a variety of shapes, or just pick one.  


2D shape painting activity for toddlers and preschoolers. Learn shapes and colours using shape stamps made from toilet roll tubes. An easy DIY gift wrap idea for kids.

Daisy - Age 2 




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